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Who Still Has Their 2002/2003 Montauk?
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posted 10-10-2007 09:56 PM ET (US)
Ok who still has their 2003 Montauk? Or their 2002.
Original owner only.
I think Knot has his. I've got mine, still have the carbed 4-Stroke too. New plugs at 265 hours. Made a difference too. Runs fine with the big filter. Jim
posted 10-11-2007 12:53 AM ET (US)
I still have mine. Six seasons and still running strong. 2002 w/ 90hp 2 stroke.
posted 10-11-2007 01:21 AM ET (US)
Just curious, but how much was the base price of your 170 Montauk with the 4 stroke?
My 2004 170 Montauk with 4 stroke was $22,495 with fishing package. I don't know my cost for the fishing package.
Today's base price is $24,256. (fishing package is an additional $599)
|Knot at Work||
posted 10-11-2007 02:33 AM ET (US)
yes I still have mine. Don't plan on ever selling. Low Low hours since I have been in Italy. Had the impeller replaced and plugs back in May. Engine has less than 100 hours on it. Need to get the details of the filter you put in. I have asked my Dad to run the motor every couple of months and I have had no carb issues either... Strong motor, Even Stronger Boat.
They way my boating future portends, I may have 150 hours on it by the time the Whaler is 10 years old...
posted 10-11-2007 08:17 AM ET (US)
Not that anyone asked but for reference sake...
Brand new, I paid 23,888 for my 2006 170 Montauk with fishing package, swim platform and bow cushion.
posted 10-11-2007 03:43 PM ET (US)
I still have mine. 2003 Model, 170 Montauk with a 90-hp, ELPTO 2-stroke. I have about 450 hours on her and the engine keeps getting better I have to admit. I take very good care of my boat. Actually it looks brand new even though I will own her 5 years next month. I think the 170 Montauk is one of the most versatile boats on the marketplace.
posted 10-11-2007 05:04 PM ET (US)
Still have my '03 170. We keep thinking of moving up but cant justify it at the end as this boat has all we need. (except storage <G>). Same motor, Merc 90 2 stroke. Approx 400 hours.
posted 10-11-2007 05:58 PM ET (US)
Still have mine - 2002 with 90hp two stroke
posted 10-11-2007 07:43 PM ET (US)
I sold 2003 in June with 220 hours. Great boat and I still miss her.
I paid $23,336 with cushions, bimini, swim platform, fishing package, and 4 stroke.
I got $20K for her and had multiple parties fighting over it.
posted 10-12-2007 02:37 PM ET (US)
I've still got my '04...but I bought it in 2003. Does that count?
I may never sell it. I still regret selling my '76 Montauk several years ago. I tried with no luck to buy it back a few years later.
posted 10-12-2007 02:44 PM ET (US)
We still have our 2003 170 Montauk with ELPTO 2 stroke, no plans on selling any time soon. Runs like a watch and it's paid for, needless to say I'm very content.
posted 10-12-2007 02:59 PM ET (US)
I still have my 2003 170 Montauk with ELPTO 2 stroke. Its paid for and I have no plans on selling. That new Honda 90 would look great on it in a few years.
posted 10-12-2007 04:55 PM ET (US)
I have had my 2006 for 2 years now. 90EFI
I paid about $25,500
I like it. I have new bow rails on it which have not cracked yet.
everything else is stock.
posted 10-13-2007 04:29 PM ET (US)
That sounds like a very reasonable price for a 2006 170. Where did you purchase it??? Did you get the full bow rail and all the options too? Did you purchase during the winter season to negoiate your price??
I am stongly considering purchasing a 2008 170 Montauk this winter. I bought my 150 sport from Russo's in MA. I have a dealer in NH, Shep Browns Boat Basin, but don't think they are as aggressive with price.
posted 10-13-2007 10:09 PM ET (US)
I did not opt for the deletion of the bow rail. As per my post the options were fishing package, swim platform and bow cushion. I purchased in April of 2006. The dealer as York Harbor Marine in York, Maine. I am an NH resident so I don't pay a sales tax in or out of state. Hope this helps.
posted 10-14-2007 01:10 PM ET (US)
Looks like there are a few original 2002/2003 owners still around. After one look at that boat back in 2002 we knew we wanted one. The original price with 4-Stroke, fishing package and bimini was $21,500. Jim
|Knot at Work||
posted 10-15-2007 03:04 AM ET (US)
I think I paid 20,700 out the door. Fishing Package and Bow Cushion, 4 stroke.
posted 10-17-2007 10:23 AM ET (US)
I still have my 2003 Montauk 170 with the carbed 90hp 4-stroke. I've modified it a fair amount now, with big upgrades to the electrical and fuel systems. The carbs have given me plenty of grief, but now that I make sure to use fuel stabilizers and cleaners every time I fill up, I seem to have fewer problems after periods of non-use. I still yearn for an EFI engine, though, but I doubt I'll be changing engines anytime soon. I think the next modification I'll be doing is to built an oversize davit and mount for an absurdly-large crab pot hauler I purchased. I don't plan to ever sell this boat, even if I get something bigger someday.
posted 10-19-2007 07:50 PM ET (US)
Still have my 2003 w/90 2 stroke. Don't use it as much as I would like, but its getting harder as the kids get older and have more activities. Had a few great trips with them this year so I'm now aiming for quality over quanity. Boat still looks great. Haven't had any problems with motor after carb rebuild and fuel filter install in early 2005. W/o electronics and canvas, paid $19,000 in March 2003. No plans on parting with her anytime in the near future.
posted 11-26-2007 10:19 PM ET (US)
This makes me feel good. I just bought a 2003 w/90 2stroke SW, bimini, fishing package and bow cushion. She's very clean, unfortunately with bottom paint. I've been so busy I haven't been able to get her out yet. Did spend a couple hours out in the rain today scrubbing the deck. Man, I need a better cleaner. Hope to get a few trips in before the snow starts to fall. Love those trailer brakes too!
Glad to hear the positive responses.
posted 12-01-2007 12:58 PM ET (US)
I still have mine (bought new in 2003), but decided to sell it this week to upgrade. The montauk is a great boat! Anybody want to buy it, just email me. Mine is in Pensacola, sure have caught many fish with it...
posted 12-04-2007 10:17 PM ET (US)
Just bought a 2002 17 Montauk with the carbed Merc 90. Runs great and had about 75 hours on her when I bought it. Has the bow rails, fishing package, FF, GPS and CD/stereo. I paid 13,500 for her and feel like I got a great boat for a good price.
posted 12-05-2007 09:42 PM ET (US)
Man that's a great deal!
posted 12-05-2007 10:42 PM ET (US)
Thanks Jim. I absolutely love this boat and proud to be a new member of the Whaler family.
posted 12-07-2007 10:09 AM ET (US)
Pirate36, if you have the carbed 4 stroke 90, there are a few simple things you may want to do if you won't be running the engine often year round. Otherwise the carb jets may clog and require cleaning after layup (reportedly $500).
All this is well covered here in previous threads. I've had a carbed 4 stroke (Honda 90) for 2 years now and have had no problems at all. All I do is always use Sta-Bil in the fuel, store the motor vertically, and run the motor with a hose attachment about once a month if I haven't used the boat.
Here in Norcal the off season is cool. (Less chance for fuel evaporation and varnish formation than for the snowbird folks in Florida who layup all summer) Maybe this is why I haven't had to drain the carbs (it is easy to do) as Honda recommends for layups lasting several months.
posted 12-12-2007 03:28 PM ET (US)
I think my first post on this "side" ever.
For the carbs, a can of Berryman's B-12 every few months will keep them clean as a whistle($2.79) or Techron($6-7).
posted 12-12-2007 09:02 PM ET (US)
Still got mine. 2003 170 Montauk with Merc 90 4 stroke. Paid 23k and some change. Fishing package, Bimini, swim platform, added bow cushion (bought from BW marketplace), Nissan 5hp 4s kicker. Garmin GPS and fish-finder that need upgrade to the 400's or 500's.
love it. Its a keeper. Just use Stabil with each refill, it runs great. Pulling it down to the keys on the 27th. (:
10 days of fishing, yeees.
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